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USDCAD - Platformed by average - gains to extend this week

Following a week of indecisive trading, last week saw a renewal of investor demand. This continued the rally from this month’s low and took USDCAD to the highest levels for 5 weeks. This move was dominated by Friday’s powerful gains and although a failure to break through the 200 day avg or the Marabuzo line created 5 weeks previously concerns, the support offered by the 13 day avg last week, and a move to the top of a rising Keltner channel gives scope for the upside to extend to 1.0857 and…See More
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USDCHF - Key Marabuzo line platforms gains -.9015 targeted

The significant of the Marabuzo line formed July 3rd was emphasised yesterday. Confirming our weekly call, that point was rejected for a 5th day in a row. This time this led to aggressive buying of USDCHF and a close above the 200 day moving average. Continued in Asia, modestly, intraday signals for sentiment are overbought and there is growing potential for profit taking but with the underlying tone assessed as positive with potential to .8998 and .9015.…See More
Jul 16
Alan Collins's blog post was featured

EURUSD - Turn in sentiment targets 1.3477 this week

A sequence of 2 up weeks ended last week despite initial upside reaching the most positive levels for 6 weeks. This was achieved at the beginning of the week but prices were unable to be sustained above the 200 day moving average and 4 consecutive daily losses were posted into Friday’s close. With the 13 day moving average breached and medium-term signals turning increasingly negative we look for the downside to deepen further. Potential exists to 1.3477 and even towards  1.3369, a 50%…See More
Jul 7
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USDCHF - Capped by key Average - losses to deepen

A 2nd down week in succession was posted last week but the real story was the weakness of rally attempts. The topside was easily capped by the 13/200 day moving average with the week finishing with increased selling pressure that took USDCHF to the most negative levels traded for 6 weeks.In addition, strength indicators (RSI) are negative and so we look for this gradual deterioration to deepen in the coming days with potential to .8862, .8825 or even .8776.…See More
Jun 30
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EURUSD- Average platforms gains towards 1.3694

The consolidation above the 13 day moving average turned to more significant buying interest yesterday as the average platformed gains. 2 week highs were posted and although almost half of that upside was reversed into the close, the move leaves intraday sentiment more positive. With this underlying tone, but with caution,there is scope for the market to focus on 1.3670 and 1.3694.…See More
Jun 26
Alan Collins's blog post was featured

GBPUSD: Keltner Channels Guide Prices Higher

A 3rd up week in succession was posted in CABLE last week although the scope of the upside was significantly less than the preceding week.That was due to profit taking attempts above the psychological level of 1.7000, at the highest levels traded since Oct 2008 and with signals for sentiment at overbought extremes.But although the week ended with a modest setback, which has potential to deepen in…See More
Jun 23
Anand Kumar commented on Alan Collins's blog post EURUSD - Ripe for a Bounce?
"Hi Alan, Hope your analysis comes true, I am long @ 1.3527. Regards Anand"
Jun 11
Alan Collins's blog post was featured

EURUSD - Ripe for a Bounce?

Last week saw an aggressive rejection of 4 month lows after the market corrected 38% of the 2013-14 gains.That renewal of demand is, in our assessment the key background element to EURUSD despite the last 3 trading days all producing losses and the 13 day moving average continuing to cap.In addition, bullish divergence in 3cA studies also suggests the likelihood of a rally from close to current levels. with potential to 1.3578 and 1.3603/13.…See More
Jun 11
Alan Collins's blog post was featured

USDCAD - Sentiment turns North this week

The gradual decline from April’s top stalled, and reversed last week. These gains, although dominated by Monday’s turnaround in investor sentiment, regained more than 3 weeks of downside, traded and sustained levels above the 13 day avg and took USDCAD to the top of an increasingly positive Keltner channel.A note of caution is introduced by the last 2 days stalling but signals for sentiment are assessed as positive with potential towards 1.1022 and 1.1054.…See More
Jun 9
Alan Collins's blog post was featured

CABLE capped by Marabuzo line

Although the upside extended, in a sharp spike, higher than assessed initially yesterday, gains were not maintained. Instead the market continued to fluctuate above the daily Ichimoku Cloud but without sustaining prices beyond last Wed’s Marabuzo line - the 3rd day in a row that that point has curtailed demand. It is that failure, coupled with selling interest attracted in Asia that means that intraday signals for sentiment are left negative with potential to 1.6693 and 1.6660.…See More
Jun 4
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EURGBP - Sellers to Return after upside failure

Investors bought the cross to higher levels for a 3rd day in succession. However, although the market traded comfortably through the key 13 day avg, levels beyond that point were not maintained into the close. So despite this week's gains so far, it is the failure to extend beyond that point that signals a weakness of demand.Coupled with the underlying negative tone reflected by the steady decline from March's high we look for a renewal of selling pressure with scope to .8104 and towards…See More
May 30
Alan Collins commented on Alan Collins's blog post Bunds - Moving Average platforms fresh buying. 146.76 targeted
"Traded to within 2 tics of the initial target of 146.76. Although there has been minor profit taking since, sentiment remains assessed as bullish."
May 28
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Bunds - Moving Average platforms fresh buying. 146.76 targeted

Following 2 days of indecisive trading, buying interest returned to Bunds yesterday. This kept prices above the trend defining 13 day moving average and confirmed the impact of the Marabuzo line created 2 weeks ago. Trading is likely to be increasingly volatile but with the Keltner channel again trending higher the likelihood is for a retest of the contract high at 146.76, perhaps even 146.97.3cAnalysis…See More
May 28
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USDCAD - Negative Keltner channel encourages selling

The steady decline from last week's highs, and levels beyond the 13 day moving average, deepened yesterday. Net losses were modest but the underlying emphasised by the production of a 3rd down day in a row. Sentiment is oversold and until this month’s base is exceeded signals cannot be strong but sentiment is mildly negative with potential through 1.0814 to 1.0795 and 1.0777.3cAnalysis.com…See More
May 27
Alan Collins's blog post was featured

EURUSD - Upside rejection targets lower levels this week

The rejection of this month’s 2 ½ year highs, and the break of a trend of higher weekly lows, deepened last week. A 2nd down week in a row took EURUSD to 3 month lows, through the 100 day average and the bottom of the daily Ichimoku Cloud. Although the last 3 days saw consolidation above the 200 day moving average, sentiment going into this week is negative and further downside is targeted with potential to test the 200 day moving average and 1.3600, a 76% correction level.…See More
May 19
Alan Collins's blog post was featured

USDCHF - Upside rejection to dominate - .8859 targeted

Initial trading yesterday saw the demand from this month’s low continued. This latest upside took USDCHF through the top of the rising Keltner channel and to the most positive levels traded for 13 weeks. However, these gains were aggressively reversed, correcting overbought extremes, and bringing prices back to the 100 day avg and the top of the daily Ichimoku Cloud. The failure to break through that area is a concern but the upside rejection dominates the background and so there is potential…See More
May 16

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About Myself
I have been a spot/forward/prop trader, Salesperson and Technical Analyst in financial institutions for more than 30 years.
I currently co-own the 2nd independent technical analysis research company I've setup, 3cAnalysis.
Please note that all blogs and comments are for information and education only and not a recommend to trade at any time.
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Based on hourly charts
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USDCAD - Platformed by average - gains to extend this week

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 7:58am 0 Comments

Following a week of indecisive trading, last week saw a renewal of investor demand. This continued the rally from this month’s low and took USDCAD to the highest levels for 5 weeks. This move was dominated by Friday’s powerful gains and although a failure to break through the 200 day avg or the Marabuzo line created 5 weeks previously concerns, the support offered by the 13 day avg last week, and a move to the top of a rising Keltner channel gives scope for the upside to extend to 1.0857 and…

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USDCHF - Key Marabuzo line platforms gains -.9015 targeted

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 6:15am 0 Comments

The significant of the Marabuzo line formed July 3rd was emphasised yesterday. Confirming our weekly call, that point was rejected for a 5th day in a row. This time this led to aggressive buying of USDCHF and a close above the 200 day moving average. Continued in Asia, modestly, intraday signals for sentiment are overbought and there is growing potential for profit taking but with the underlying tone assessed as positive with potential to .8998 and…

Continue

EURUSD - Turn in sentiment targets 1.3477 this week

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 6:51am 0 Comments

A sequence of 2 up weeks ended last week despite initial upside reaching the most positive levels for 6 weeks. This was achieved at the beginning of the week but prices were unable to be sustained above the 200 day moving average and 4 consecutive daily losses were posted into Friday’s close. With the 13 day moving average breached and medium-term signals turning increasingly negative we look for the downside to deepen further. 

Potential exists to 1.3477 and even towards  1.3369, a…

Continue

USDCHF - Capped by key Average - losses to deepen

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 6:56am 0 Comments

A 2nd down week in succession was posted last week but the real story was the weakness of rally attempts. The topside was easily capped by the 13/200 day moving average with the week finishing with increased selling pressure that took USDCHF to the most negative levels traded for 6 weeks.

In addition, strength indicators (RSI) are negative and so we look for this gradual deterioration to deepen in the coming days with potential to .8862, .8825 or even .8776.…

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